Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Rahul
  • Rahul
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 11 Reviews

"The best holiday destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
The trip was exceptionally good. Srinagar is the best holiday destination in India. Mountains, lakes, religious places.. Just loved it. We visited in March, although off-season, but we had seen a sunny day, a rainy day & a snowfall alltogether in our trip. We missed the flowers & fruits, but loved the weather. Sonmarg is a beautiful place, must visit. Dal lake shikara ride, houseboat & hotel stay, local market shopping & much more.
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Lakhan Sarkar
  • Lakhan Sarkar
  • 2 Reviews

"A fantastic place" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Since the kashmir called as Jannat and heaven of world, we visited over there with my wife for 3 days and enjoyed as well as played skiing in Gulmarg and enjoyed by riding sledge.

The days which was spent at Kashmir is unforgottable and memorable always.
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Sudipto Chowdhury
  • Sudipto Chowdhury
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit the summer capital of J&K" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One must visit the summer capital of our north most state Jammu & Kashmir. Srinagar is a nice city. There are loads of snowfall in winter months from November till march. One can shop from lal chowk. There are also plenty hotels near jehangir chowk.

Staying is recommended in these areas rather than near dal lake as this is the heart of the city. Food at Mughal Darbar is a must try. You can get authentic Kashmiri food there.

One should buy saffron as this is produced only in Kashmir.
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Himanshu Boolchandani
  • Himanshu Boolchandani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"An heavenly place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was awesomely beautiful place. Truely said Kashmir is like heaven on earth, It is so beautiful. The dal lake and houseboats also adventure sports and a lot more. There are many botanical gardens as well surrounded by mountains and hills which make you feel as if you are on the top of this world. Kashmir is a must visit place.
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Jitendra Varma
  • Jitendra Varma
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"Amazing experience" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We were total 10 people of 3 families and that was a 3 nights and 4 days trip. On first day we enjoyed chikara ride with lots of shopping. Next day we headed towards Gulmarg where 2 phase ride of Gandola amazed us. The very next day we moved to Sonmarg where we had fun of glaciers and sledge ride. Now, it was time to move to Pahelgaon where we felt like we were on the lap of nature. To reach all Pahelgaon and Sonmarg you have to use horse which will be very furious.
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Rahul Chandail
  • Rahul Chandail
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 1 Review

"A beautiful city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My trip to Srinagar was very good. L saw some snow there. People of Srinagar were very nice. After two days of my visit to Srinagar, fresh snow fall was seen in Srinagar. We enjoyed our stay in Srinagar very good. We played with snow. In gulmarg, a lot of people were skiing. We enjoyed our stay there for a total of 7 days. But all in all friends, Srinagar is a beautiful place and if you like to travel, this place is for you.
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Arun guptha
  • Arun guptha
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 9 Reviews

"Worth to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Srinagar, Gulmarg etc are the beauty. Sight seen are good. Dal lake as usual with lots of bargaining, tips etc. Sometime you have to be bold to say "Nahin chahiya" while in the Dal lake. Local market has option to purchase but for good bargainer. Liquor lover to take care of yourself as availability is tough.
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Paritosh Kumar
  • Paritosh Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent visit in off-season" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Visiting Srinagar in first week of January was not advised by any friend or tourist guide but we insisted for it. The famous gardens give deserted look, hotels were almost empty and dull and lake was having few tourists.

It was time of good bargain as operators were offering good offers. Shopping experience was also nice. Visit of Shankaracharya temple was nice.
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Razz Meena
  • Razz Meena
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 6 Reviews

"A nice place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had been to Srinagar with my family on 31st December 2014 and had a great time in Srinagar. Weather was awesome, not so cold in day time. We went to Sonmarg and Gulmarg also, no wonder these places are really like heaven, we had a great time. Hope we will be there in summer also to see the greenery and the beauty of Srinagar.
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Dulipkumar Mani
  • Dulipkumar Mani
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review

"Awesome Winter In Jannat E Kashmir"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A great winter destination for those who is interested in seeing the Snow peak mountains of the Himalayas. The flight from Delhi to Srinagar and back itself is breathtaking with the view of the majestic Himalayas. No photos or words can express the real life experience of seeing the range after range of snow clad mountains reflecting the gorgeous sun rays.

On the day of arrival, we took rest and got used to the climate. Next day we visited Dal lake and had a Shikara ride in the Dal lake. It was a unique experience.

The Kashmiri Kahwa from a special boat house was a drink we have never tasted before. It was so genuine and gave the much needed warmth in the chilling winter of December in the Dal Lake.

The boat ride the views of the boat housed neatly anchored in rows gave us a unique experience and we got a see a simple life of the kashmiris who were going to and fro on their shikaras doing shopping, selling vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Next day, we sent to Gulmarg about 60 Kms drive from our Guest house. We took on hire the much needed snow boots and other attire to play in the snow. Each pair cost us Rs. 600 each.

We took a Gondola ride to the first stage since the second stage was not operating at the time we went. In the later part of the day the Gondola ride to the second part was also started but for us it was too late to venture.

The distance from the car park to Gondola is breathtaking but the pony wallahs do not allow you to enjoy the walk. They trouble you calling you for a pony ride. The charges for pony ride is highly negotiable.
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